Originally Posted by Vince
Should have clarified, not issues with "Reaper", issues with instances of VSTs running in Reaper.
Shit like Kontakt is a resource hog. If you want to run like, 8 instruments at the same time in Kontakt, you need a serious system.
REAPER itself is great, very small footprint, love it.
And yeah, the future is all SSD. You can't go back.
I actually switched because of games. There are a bunch of games that pretty much require SSDs if you don't want to stare at a loading screen for 10 minutes these days.
In terms of system resources, Kontakt is actually more intensive than most games.
Some vsts have super small footprints and run fine even if you are running 100 instances of them, others.....not so much.
EVGA is also my preffered brand. I was actually going to bring that up in response to Marcuses point, brand definitely matters. Some of the cheaper builders use sketchy OEM shit, it might be the same "card", but an EVGA one vs. one of the budget builders "by someone or other" is no contest.
I actually figured that out when I ordered my first PC instead of building it. Sure it had a Nvidia 6600 GT, but it was some cheapo OEM version that didn't even have a fan, it just had a heatsink.
You definitely have to stick with good brands. Corsair, Crucial, Gigabyte, Asus, etc. are my go-tos.